ACP Denver Event

Last week I had the fabulous opportunity to hang out with a number of ACPs (Adobe Community Professionals), other community members, and some Adobe staff from the communities programs. Adobe has been doing more outreach in these areas in an attempt to build up the community through specific regional summits like this over the past year or so. I think it’s wonderful.

Presenting on Animate CC w/ Myra Ferguson

During the full-day portion of the event, I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak on Animate CC alongside fellow author Myra Ferguson. Check out Myra’s new book coming out very soon!  Take a peek at some of mine if you like, too. It’s GREAT to finally have so many resources around Animate CC out there – I think this is all worth celebrating! #FlashLives ;)

Thanks to Tricia and Preran for coming all the way out to Denver and to all present for the wonderful conversations!

Speaking at COLTT 2015

I’ve been absent from this regional conference in Boulder, CO for a couple of years now – but will be at the University of Colorado campus for COLTT 2015 in August. The title of my talk is Mobile Application Development Technology Roundup – where I’ll be examining the differences between some of my favorite cross-platform mobile development frameworks.

Have a look at the full schedule and list of presenters and do register if you’ll be in the area.


Mobile Application Development Technology Roundup

Date: August 6th 2015 – 2:45pm
Session Type: Technology Round-up
Topics: Disruptive Innovations, Mobile Technology and Devices, Research

Learning objectives:

  • Explore current choices in cross-platform mobile development
  • Be aware of the current landscape and what may lie down the road

Abstract: So many choices! With many schools opting for a BYOD approach to mobile learning, what is the best technology to build upon which can target all the major mobile devices? This session will present a solid rundown of a number of cross-platform mobile application development technologies to give you a leg up on expectations and application. Which technology is best??? Not the most simple question to answer but here is some information that can help!


I’m Speaking at 360|Flex in Denver

I’ll be talking all about using BlazeDS with Flex and Java! We’ll see why AMF is so useful whether being used in ColdFusion or Java get an overview of how to use these technologies together to create great applications.

Joseph Labrecque – Leveraging BlazeDS, Java, and Flex: Dynamic Data Transfer

Flex developers have it easy when using ColdFusion to transfer data over the Action Message Format (AMF) transfer protocol because these services are built into the core ColdFusion server. What if you aren’t using ColdFusion though? Can you get the same benefits of AMF when using Java? Yes – by employing the open source Adobe BlazeDS project!

This talk will include an overview of these technologies, how to configure them to work together, and provide examples of data transfer across systems through a variety of ActionScript/Flex code examples. Additionally we’ll examine a use-case for BlazeDS, Java Spring, and Flex in higher-education to aid in the gathering of a variety of media types to perform assessment activities across departments through a unique system of binary and textual submissions by responder groups within certain participating programs.

So that’s my session, but there are a ton of other great speakers and topics being presented. A bunch of people from Adobe, Appcelerator, and Sencha are going to be there too. Nightly parties and extended training sessions on Sunday. All good stuff!

Check out the schedule!

Have a chance to chat with all the great speakers, sponsors, and attendees!

And don’t forget to REGISTER! It has sold out in the past!